Saturday, December 31, 2011

Weekly Address: Working Together in the New Year

President Obama tells the American people that, by joining together, we can move past the tough debates and help to create jobs and grow the economy in the new year.

'The Fact That I Support This Bill as a Whole Does Not Mean I Agree with Everything in It'

Statement by the President on H.R. 1540

Today I have signed into law H.R. 1540, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012." I have signed the Act chiefly because it authorizes funding for the defense of the United States and its interests abroad, crucial services for service members and their families, and vital national security programs that must be renewed. In hundreds of separate sections totaling over 500 pages, the Act also contains critical Administration initiatives to control the spiraling health care costs of the Department of Defense (DoD), to develop counterterrorism initiatives abroad, to build the security capacity of key partners, to modernize the force, and to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of military operations worldwide.

The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it. In particular, I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists. Over the last several years, my Administration has developed an effective, sustainable framework for the detention, interrogation and trial of suspected terrorists that allows us to maximize both our ability to collect intelligence and to incapacitate dangerous individuals in rapidly developing situations, and the results we have achieved are undeniable. Our success against al-Qa'ida and its affiliates and adherents has derived in significant measure from providing our counterterrorism professionals with the clarity and flexibility they need to adapt to changing circumstances and to utilize whichever authorities best protect the American people, and our accomplishments have respected the values that make our country an example for the world.

Against that record of success, some in Congress continue to insist upon restricting the options available to our counterterrorism professionals and interfering with the very operations that have kept us safe. My Administration has consistently opposed such measures. Ultimately, I decided to sign this bill not only because of the critically important services it provides for our forces and their families and the national security programs it authorizes, but also because the Congress revised provisions that otherwise would have jeopardized the safety, security, and liberty of the American people. Moving forward, my Administration will interpret and implement the provisions described below in a manner that best preserves the flexibility on which our safety depends and upholds the values on which this country was founded.

Section 1021 affirms the executive branch's authority to detain persons covered by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note). This section breaks no new ground and is unnecessary. The authority it describes was included in the 2001 AUMF, as recognized by the Supreme Court and confirmed through lower court decisions since then. Two critical limitations in section 1021 confirm that it solely codifies established authorities. First, under section 1021(d), the bill does not "limit or expand the authority of the President or the scope of the Authorization for Use of Military Force." Second, under section 1021(e), the bill may not be construed to affect any "existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States." My Administration strongly supported the inclusion of these limitations in order to make clear beyond doubt that the legislation does nothing more than confirm authorities that the Federal courts have recognized as lawful under the 2001 AUMF. Moreover, I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a Nation. My Administration will interpret section 1021 in a manner that ensures that any detention it authorizes complies with the Constitution, the laws of war, and all other applicable law.

Section 1022 seeks to require military custody for a narrow category of non-citizen detainees who are "captured in the course of hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force." This section is ill-conceived and will do nothing to improve the security of the United States. The executive branch already has the authority to detain in military custody those members of al-Qa'ida who are captured in the course of hostilities authorized by the AUMF, and as Commander in Chief I have directed the military to do so where appropriate. I reject any approach that would mandate military custody where law enforcement provides the best method of incapacitating a terrorist threat. While section 1022 is unnecessary and has the potential to create uncertainty, I have signed the bill because I believe that this section can be interpreted and applied in a manner that avoids undue harm to our current operations.

I have concluded that section 1022 provides the minimally acceptable amount of flexibility to protect national security. Specifically, I have signed this bill on the understanding that section 1022 provides the executive branch with broad authority to determine how best to implement it, and with the full and unencumbered ability to waive any military custody requirement, including the option of waiving appropriate categories of cases when doing so is in the national security interests of the United States. As my Administration has made clear, the only responsible way to combat the threat al-Qa'ida poses is to remain relentlessly practical, guided by the factual and legal complexities of each case and the relative strengths and weaknesses of each system. Otherwise, investigations could be compromised, our authorities to hold dangerous individuals could be jeopardized, and intelligence could be lost. I will not tolerate that result, and under no circumstances will my Administration accept or adhere to a rigid across-the-board requirement for military detention. I will therefore interpret and implement section 1022 in the manner that best preserves the same flexible approach that has served us so well for the past 3 years and that protects the ability of law enforcement professionals to obtain the evidence and cooperation they need to protect the Nation.

My Administration will design the implementation procedures authorized by section 1022(c) to provide the maximum measure of flexibility and clarity to our counterterrorism professionals permissible under law. And I will exercise all of my constitutional authorities as Chief Executive and Commander in Chief if those procedures fall short, including but not limited to seeking the revision or repeal of provisions should they prove to be unworkable.

Sections 1023-1025 needlessly interfere with the executive branch's processes for reviewing the status of detainees. Going forward, consistent with congressional intent as detailed in the Conference Report, my Administration will interpret section 1024 as granting the Secretary of Defense broad discretion to determine what detainee status determinations in Afghanistan are subject to the requirements of this section.

Sections 1026-1028 continue unwise funding restrictions that curtail options available to the executive branch. Section 1027 renews the bar against using appropriated funds for fiscal year 2012 to transfer Guantanamo detainees into the United States for any purpose. I continue to oppose this provision, which intrudes upon critical executive branch authority to determine when and where to prosecute Guantanamo detainees, based on the facts and the circumstances of each case and our national security interests. For decades, Republican and Democratic administrations have successfully prosecuted hundreds of terrorists in Federal court. Those prosecutions are a legitimate, effective, and powerful tool in our efforts to protect the Nation. Removing that tool from the executive branch does not serve our national security. Moreover, this intrusion would, under certain circumstances, violate constitutional separation of powers principles.

Section 1028 modifies but fundamentally maintains unwarranted restrictions on the executive branch's authority to transfer detainees to a foreign country. This hinders the executive's ability to carry out its military, national security, and foreign relations activities and like section 1027, would, under certain circumstances, violate constitutional separation of powers principles. The executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers. In the event that the statutory restrictions in sections 1027 and 1028 operate in a manner that violates constitutional separation of powers principles, my Administration will interpret them to avoid the constitutional conflict.

Section 1029 requires that the Attorney General consult with the Director of National Intelligence and Secretary of Defense prior to filing criminal charges against or seeking an indictment of certain individuals. I sign this based on the understanding that apart from detainees held by the military outside of the United States under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, the provision applies only to those individuals who have been determined to be covered persons under section 1022 before the Justice Department files charges or seeks an indictment. Notwithstanding that limitation, this provision represents an intrusion into the functions and prerogatives of the Department of Justice and offends the longstanding legal tradition that decisions regarding criminal prosecutions should be vested with the Attorney General free from outside interference. Moreover, section 1029 could impede flexibility and hinder exigent operational judgments in a manner that damages our security. My Administration will interpret and implement section 1029 in a manner that preserves the operational flexibility of our counterterrorism and law enforcement professionals, limits delays in the investigative process, ensures that critical executive branch functions are not inhibited, and preserves the integrity and independence of the Department of Justice.

Other provisions in this bill above could interfere with my constitutional foreign affairs powers. Section 1244 requires the President to submit a report to the Congress 60 days prior to sharing any U.S. classified ballistic missile defense information with Russia. Section 1244 further specifies that this report include a detailed description of the classified information to be provided. While my Administration intends to keep the Congress fully informed of the status of U.S. efforts to cooperate with the Russian Federation on ballistic missile defense, my Administration will also interpret and implement section 1244 in a manner that does not interfere with the President's constitutional authority to conduct foreign affairs and avoids the undue disclosure of sensitive diplomatic communications. Other sections pose similar problems. Sections 1231, 1240, 1241, and 1242 could be read to require the disclosure of sensitive diplomatic communications and national security secrets; and sections 1235, 1242, and 1245 would interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations by directing the Executive to take certain positions in negotiations or discussions with foreign governments. Like section 1244, should any application of these provisions conflict with my constitutional authorities, I will treat the provisions as non-binding.

My Administration has worked tirelessly to reform or remove the provisions described above in order to facilitate the enactment of this vital legislation, but certain provisions remain concerning. My Administration will aggressively seek to mitigate those concerns through the design of implementation procedures and other authorities available to me as Chief Executive and Commander in Chief, will oppose any attempt to extend or expand them in the future, and will seek the repeal of any provisions that undermine the policies and values that have guided my Administration throughout my time in office.

The Power of the Pen: Bills Signed into Law

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 1540

On Saturday, December 31, 2011, the President signed into law:

H.R. 1540, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012," which authorizes FY 2012 appropriations for Department of Defense programs and military construction, Department of Energy national security programs, and Department of Transportation maritime security programs.

Leading Citizen Journalist in Syria Reported Dead

Basil al-Sayed was reportedly killed by security forces. Media outlets report Sayed provided them with images no one else could.


By Jim Flink
Anchor: Megan Murphy
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By Anthony Martinez
Anchor: Anthony Martinez
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GoDaddy Changes Stance Again, Now Opposes SOPA

After rescinding initial support of the Stop Online Piracy Act, GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman has now said the company opposes it.

By Danny Matteson
Anchor: Megan Murphy
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Kelly Clarkson Support of Ron Paul Leads to Fan Rebellion

Kelly Clarkson was caught playing politics on Twitter -- and it's caused some of her following to break away.

By Erik Shute
Anchor: Ana Compain-Romero
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New Letter Details Claims Against HP CEO

The Delaware Supreme Court released the letter, written by the accuser's lawyer, Gloria Allred. But are the claims genuine?

By Nathan Giannini
Anchor: Ana Compain-Romero
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U.S. Finalizes $30 Billion Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia

The White House revealed a $30 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Analysts say the deal is a gesture to Iran and an effort to boost local economy.

By Harumendhah Helmy
Anchor: Jim Flink
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Muslim Leaders Boycott NYC Mayor's Interracial Breakfast

Key Muslim leaders boycotted New York City Mayor Bloomberg's interracial breakfast Friday because of supposed surveillance.

By Emily Spain
Anchor: Emily Spain
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Ben Breedlove's YouTube Video

Texas teen Ben Breedlove left a video on Youtube explaining his thoughts on life and death. He passed away on Christmas Day.

By Jim Flink 
Anchor: Christina Hartman
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In Memoriam.....America's Fallen Heroes

A Look Back at U.S. Soldiers Killed in 2011

May they forever rest in peace. 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Newsy Now: News Round-Up

Romney tops Iowa poll; Samoa shifts time zone; Tymoshenko moved to remote prison; letter incriminating Mark Hurd made public; GoDaddy opposes SOPA.

By Harumendhah Helmy
Anchor: Megan Murphy
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Rick Santorum Iowa Poll

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is leading in Iowa with only days until the caucus. Can he make waves nationally?

By Austin Alonzo
Anchor: Christina Hartman
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Terry Angel Mason: PRIDE of the LGBT Community

Pulitzer Nominated Author and Advocate Raising Awareness and Defending Gay Rights

Terry Angel Mason is an internationally-renowned author, keynote speaker, poet, singer, songwriter, minister, and civil rights activist who currently resides is Southern California. He is the author of two popular titles, Love Won’t Let Me Be Silent and They Say That I am Broken. The Dream Keeper, Mason’s third contribution, is slated for release in 2012.

“I think the best way to describe Terry would be to say he is a revered leader and global change agent,” stated Florence Edwards, Mason’s business associate and friend.

“His mission is to inspire, educate and empower millions around the world, and promote love and acceptance for all people.”

The author and LGBT advocate has been making local and international headlines since the release of his first book, Love Won’t Let Me Be Silent, a gripping tome that offers strategies to help parents, families, ministers, teachers and community leaders effectively understand and support gay teens, young adults and people infected with HIV/AIDS.

Mason has also been garnering local and national praise for his latest literary release titled, They Say That I Am Broken, which deals with a plethora of issues affecting the Same-Gender-Loving community, including homophobia in the Black church, HIV, DADT (Don't Ask Don't Tell), gay marriage, homeless gay children, and more.

“The book also features captivating articles about CNN anchor and author Don Lemon, Los Angeles Lakers’ basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, and much more,” stated Mason.
“They Say That I Am Broken is poised to gain worldwide recognition, as it affirms God’s love for all people, and eloquently dissects race, religion and homosexuality through empowering essays, poems and stories,” Mason added.

A survivor of full-blown AIDS and cancer, Mason was selected as Real Health’s Magazine Advocate of the Month and featured in -- for the month of December -- for World AIDS Day.

Mason's books have touched millions of lives and have been submitted for a Pulitzer Prize and numerous awards, including the Lambda Literary Award and the Stonewall Awards.

Since his international debut, Mason has sparked worldwide debate about pressing issues affecting African-Americans and the gay and lesbian community. The celebrated blogger and columnist recently published an article about SB 48, (The Fair Education Act; a law that requires schools to include LGBT history), and denounced the black religious community’s actions to overturn the bill, citing that their intolerance and support of inequality promotes more bullying, discrimination and violence in the gay community.

The article received numerous responses and led to him to being featured in the December issue of Connextion Magazine. View page 60 via the following link to read the full article:

The highly sought after writer and speaker has been featured in the following publications and/or news venues: (Lee Bailey's), The East County Magazine, Five (5) Magazine, Whosoever Magazine, SGL Weekly Magazine, Outword Magazine, The NBJC Newsletter, The Advocate, Frontier Magazine, Broadway World, The Windy City Times Newspaper, New Pittsburgh Courier, New England Informer, Our Weekly Magazine, Out Impact, The San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, The San Diego Gay and Lesbian Times, The San Diego Union Tribune, ME Magazine, POZ Magazine, The New Civil Rights Online Magazine, A&U Magazine, Religious Tolerance, Marriage Equality International, Homorazzi, BN&S News Commentary, Real Health Magazine, Q Magazine, MSNBC News Vine, ILGA, Out Military Online Magazine, Proud Parenting Web Magazine, Fuse Magazine, Echelon Magazine, The Bay Area Reporter, Connextions Magazine, and in many other publications.

To purchase Mason’s books, read breaking news stories, feature articles, interviews, or obtain more information about the author, visit his website at

Photos were provided by Florence Edwards, who can be reached at (310) 746-7149 or

President Obama Issues Human Rights Proclamation

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2012

By the President of the United States of America

Nearly a century and a half ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation -- a document that reaffirmed the noble goals of equality and freedom for all that lie at the heart of what it means to live in America. 

In the years since, we have tirelessly pursued the realization and protection of these essential principles.  Yet, despite our successes, thousands of individuals living in the United States and still more abroad suffer in silence under the intolerable yoke of modern slavery. 

During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we stand with all those who are held in compelled service; we recognize the people, organizations, and government entities that are working to combat human trafficking; and we recommit to bringing an end to this inexcusable human rights abuse. 

Human trafficking endangers the lives of millions of people around the world, and it is a crime that knows no borders. Trafficking networks operate both domestically and trans-nationally, and although abuses disproportionally affect women and girls, the victims of this ongoing global tragedy are men, women, and children of all ages.  

Around the world, we are monitoring the progress of governments in combating trafficking while supporting programs aimed at its eradication. From forced labor and debt bondage to forced commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary domestic servitude, human trafficking leaves no country untouched.  

With this knowledge, we rededicate ourselves to forging robust international partnerships that strengthen global anti-trafficking efforts, and to confronting traffickers here at home.

My Administration continues to implement our comprehensive strategy to combat human trafficking in America.  By coordinating our response across Federal agencies, we are working to protect victims of human trafficking with effective services and support, prosecute traffickers through consistent enforcement, and prevent human rights abuses by furthering public awareness and addressing the root causes of modern slavery.  

The steadfast defense of human rights is an essential part of our national identity, and as long as individuals suffer the violence of slavery and human trafficking, we must continue the fight. With the start of each year, we commemorate the anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation, which became effective on January 1, 1863, and the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery, which was signed by President Abraham Lincoln andsubmitted to the States for ratification on February 1, 1865.  These documents stand as testaments to the gains we have made in pursuit of freedom and justice for all, and they remind us of the work that remains to be done.  

This month, I urge all Americans to educate themselves about all forms of modern slavery and the signs and consequences of human trafficking. Together, and in cooperation with our partners around the world, we can work to end this terrible injustice and protect the rights to life and liberty entrusted to us by our forebears and owed to our children.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 2012 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, culminating in the annual celebration of National Freedom Day on February 1. I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the vital role we can play in ending modern slavery and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.


West Wing Week: 12/30/11

Arab League: 'Nothing Frightening' So Far in Syria

Arab League observers say what the team has seen so far has been "reassuring," sparking outrage from anti-government protesters.

By Christina Hartman
Anchor: Christina Hartman
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Chavez Hints at U.S. Cancer Plot

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez hints that the U.S. may be behind the cancer cases affecting five Latin American presidents.

By Harumendhah Helmy
Anchor: Ana Compain-Romero
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New Petraeus Bio Spurs Conflicting Reports

After reading advance copies of his biography, many outlets published reports of a deep conflict between Petraeus and Obama. Was it true?

By Alyssa Cartee
Anchor: Ana Compain-Romero
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Romney Promises to Cut PBS Funding

Mitt Romney promises cuts to PBS at a supporters meeting in Iowa saying Big Bird will have to start advertising.

By Alyssa Cartee
Anchor: Megan Murphy
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Unemployment Hits a Three-Year Low

Analysts say fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in the past three years.

By Jim Flink
Anchor: Megan Murphy
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Journalists Killed in 2011

They Gave Their Lives in Pursuit of Justice and Truth

American journalists have often been chided by government officials and the public for lackluster reporting, sensationalism, or failing to adhere to the best practices and standards of journalism. At the end of the day, many of them ignore the complaints because of the pressure to "be the first" and proceed with business as usual: continuing a pattern of recklessness without accountability or boundaries. 

Yes, journalists in America have it good because of their willingness to compromise themselves, their integrity, and the protections granted by the First Amendment. However, there are those outside of U.S. borders that pursue justice and the truth through various news sources, and thousands have nothing to protect them or their families from harm....or certain death. 

Sadly, and unfortunately, many of the mainstream media outlets here in the states fail to acknowledge the contributions and/or sacrifices of these courageous and extraordinary human beings. With the end of 2011 drawing near, From The G-Man, in collaboration with the Committee to Project Journalists (, would like to take this opportunity to honor journalists killed this year by publishing their names and sharing their stories.

Click on the names to learn more about those who risked it all in effort to reveal the truth....and make the world a better place. May they rest in peace.


45 Journalists Killed in 2011/Motive Confirmed


Terminology explained

Abdisalan Sheikh Hassan, Freelance

     December 18, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Gadzhimurad Kamalov, Chernovik

     December 15, 2011, in Makhachkala, Russia

Rafiq Tagi, Freelance

     November 23, 2011, in Baku, Azerbaijan

Ferzat Jarban, Freelance

     November 19 or 20, 2011, in Al-Qasir, Syria

Gelson Domingos da Silva, Bandeirantes TV

     November 6, 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Darío Fernández Jaén, Radio Mi Favorita

     November 6, 2011, in Penonomé, Panama

Javed Naseer Rind, Daily Tawar

     November, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Zakariya Isa, Nigeria Television Authority

     October 22, 2011, in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Wael Mikhael, Al-Tareeq

     October 9, 2011, in Cairo, Egypt

Faisal Qureshi, London Post

     October 7, 2011, in Lahore, Pakistan

Maria Elizabeth Macías Castro, Freelance

     September 24, 2011, in an area near Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Phamon Phonphanit, Sue Samut Atyakam

     September 24, 2011, in Yala, Thailand

Hassan al-Wadhaf, Arabic Media Agency

     September 24, 2011, in Sana'a, Yemen

Farhad Taqaddosi, Press TV

     September 20, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Hadi al-Mahdi, freelance

     September 8, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq

Pedro Alfonso Flores Silva, Channel 6

     September 8, 2011, in Chimbote, Peru

Noramfaizul Mohd, Bernama TV

     September 2, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia

José Agustín Silvestre de los Santos, La Voz de la Verdad, Caña TV

     August 2, 2011, in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, Pajhwok Afghan News, BBC

     July 28, 2011, in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan

Alwan al-Ghorabi, Afaq

     June 21, 2011, in Diwaniyya, Iraq

Shafiullah Khan, The News

     June 17, 2011, in Wah Cantonment, Pakistan

Edinaldo Filgueira, Jornal o Serrano

     June 15, 2011, in Serra do Mel, Brazil

Romeo Olea, DWEB

     June 13, 2011, in Iriga City, Philippines

Asfandyar Khan, Akhbar-e-Khyber

     June 11, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Saleem Shahzad, Asia Times Online

     May 29 or 30, 2011, in Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan

Nasrullah Khan Afridi, Khyber News Agency, Pakistan Television, Mashreq

     May 10, 2011, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Sylvain Gagnetau Lago, Radio Yopougon

     May 8, 2011, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Chris Hondros, Getty Images

     April 20, 2011, in Misurata, Libya

Tim Hetherington, Freelance

     April 20, 2011, in Misurata, Libya

Karim Fakhrawi, Al-Wasat

     April 12, 2011, in Manama, Bahrain

Zakariya Rashid Hassan al-Ashiri, Freelance

     April 9, 2011, in Al-Dair, Bahrain

Anton Hammerl, Freelance

     April 5, 2011, in an area near Brega, Libya

Sabah al-Bazi, Al-Arabiya

     March 29, 2011, in Tikrit, Iraq

Muammar Khadir Abdelwahad, Al-Ayn

     March 29, 2011, in Tikrit, Iraq

Luis Emanuel Ruiz Carrillo, La Prensa

     March 25, 2011, in Monterrey, Mexico

Mohammed al-Nabbous, Libya Al-Hurra TV

     March 19, 2011, in Benghazi, Libya

Jamal al-Sharaabi, Al-Masdar

     March 18, 2011, in Sana’a, Yemen

Ali Hassan al-Jaber, Al-Jazeera

     March 13, 2011, in an area near Benghazi, Libya

Noel López Olguín, Freelance

     March 2011, in Chinameca, Mexico

Mohamed al-Hamdani, Al-Itijah

     February 24, 2011, in Ramadi, Iraq

Ahmad Mohamed Mahmoud, Al-Ta'awun

     February 4, 2011, in Cairo, Egypt

Le Hoang Hung, Nguoi Lao Dong

     January 30, 2011, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Gerardo Ortega, DWAR

     January 24, 2011, in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines

Lucas Mebrouk Dolega, European Pressphoto Agency

     January 17, 2011, in Tunis, Tunisia

Wali Khan Babar, Geo TV

     January 13, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan

5 Media Workers Killed in 2011


 Terminology explained

Fuad al-Shamri, Al-Saeeda TV

     October 22, 2011, in Sana’a, Yemen

Farah Hassan Sahal, Radio Simba

     August 4, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Mohamed Shaglouf, freelance

     March 15, 2011, in Ajdabiya, Libya

Marcel Legré, La Refondation

     February 28, 2011, in Koumassi, Ivory Coast

Rodolfo Ochoa Moreno, Grupo Multimedios Laguna

     February 9, 2011, in Torreón, Mexico

35 Journalists Killed in 2011/Motive Unconfirmed     

Terminology explained

Luz Marina Paz Villalobos, Cadena Hondureña de Noticias

     December 6, 2011, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Charles Ingabire, Inyenyeri News

     December 1, 2011, in an area near Kampala, Uganda

Roy Bagtikan Gallego, freelance

     October 14, 2011, in Lianga, Philippines

Li Xiang, Luoyang TV

     September 19, 2011, in Luoyang, China

José Oquendo Reyes, Radio Alas Peruanas, BTV Canal 45

     September 14, 2011, in Pueblo Nuevo, Peru

Valderlei Canuto Leandro, Radio Frontera

     September 1, 2011, in Tabatinga, Brazil

Humberto Millán Salazar , A Discusión, Radio Fórmula

     August 24 or 25, 2011, in Culiacán, Mexico

Niel Jimena, DYRI-RMN Radio

     August 22, 2011, in E.B. Magalona, Philippines

Muneer Shakir, Online News Network, Sabzbaat TV

     August 14, 2011, in Khuzdar, Pakistan

Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, Notiver

     July 2011, in Veracruz, Mexico

Auro Ida, Olhar DiretoMidianews

     July 21, 2011, in Cuiabá, Brazil

Nery Geremías Orellana, Radio Joconguera, Radio Progreso

     July 14, 2011, in Lempira, Honduras

Luis Eduardo Gómez, Freelance

     June 30, 2011, in Arboletes, Colombia

Witness-Patchelly Kambale Musonia, freelance

     June 22, 2011, in Kirumba, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Misael López Solana, Notiver

     June 20, 2011, in Veracruz, Mexico

Miguel Ángel López Velasco, Notiver

     June 20, 2011, in Veracruz, Mexico

Ibrahim Foday, The Exclusive

     June 12, 2011, in an area near Grafton, Sierra Leone

Jyotirmoy Dey, Midday

     June 11, 2011, in Powai, India

Luis Ernesto Mendoza Cerrato, Channel 24

     May 19, 2011, in Danlí, Honduras

Yensi Roberto Ordoñez Galdámez, Channel 14

     May 18 or 19, 2011, in Nueva Concepción, Guatemala

Wilfred Iván Ojeda, El Clarín

     May 17, 2011, in La Victoria, Venezuela

Héctor Francisco Medina Polanco, Omega Visión

     May 11, 2011, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Valério Nascimento, Panorama Geral

     May 3, 2011, in Rio Claro, Brazil

Julio Castillo Narváez, Ollantay Radio

     May 3, 2011, in Virú, Peru

Alfredo Antonio Hurtado, Canal 33

     April 25, 2011, in Ilopango, El Salvador

David Niño de Guzmán, Agencia de Noticias Fides

     April 20, 2011, in La Paz, Bolivia

Luciano Leitão Pedrosa, TV Vitória and Radio Metropolitana FM

     April 9, 2011, in Vitória de Santo Antão, Brazil

Taha Hameed, Al-Massar TV

     April 8, 2011, in Baghdad, Iraq

Zaman Ibrahim, Daily Extra News

     April 2, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan

Maria Len Flores Somera, DZME

     March 24, 2011, in Malabon City, Philippines

Merardo Alejandro Romero Chávez, La Voz de Ytakyry

     March 3, 2011, in Ytakyry, Paraguay

Umesh Rajput, Nai Dunia

     February 22, 2011, in Raipur, India

Abdost Rind, freelance

     February 18, 2011, in Turbat, Pakistan

Hilal al-Ahmadi, Freelance

     February 17, 2011, in Mosul, Iraq

Ilyas Nizzar, Darwanth

     January 3, 2011, in Pidarak, Pakistan